For those of you who know me well you will know that I am a bit of an adrenalin junkie. I have parachuted, I have done aerobatics in a Tiger Moth, I love anything that involves planes and being in the air and I snow ski (when I was younger this involved full speed down mountains and jumps but now I am a little older – well you know how it is, the body doesn’t work quite the same as it used to and the brain tends to jump in with sensible options).
But if you want a real adrenalin fix then I suggest you try either of the following things:
Walking around the streets of Hoi An, especially trying to cross the road. It is like taking you life into your own hands – cars, trucks, motorbikes and bicycles going absolutely everywhere. Not to mention pedestrians.
Secondly either riding a bicycle or going on the back of a motorbike with cars, trucks and motorbikes and bicycles going absolutely everywhere. Unlike the rest of Vietnam, in Hoi An at least a red light means stop (to most vehicles anyway). Most cross intersections however do not have lights or stop/give way signs so it is a case of close your eyes and GO, hoping that nobody will hit you. I don’t know what it is but the longer I am here, the closer I feel other bikes etc are getting to me. (Don’t worry Mum, I am being careful!!)
Needless to say I am loving both of these things, nothing like near death experiences to make you feel alive hey.
Note, picture below is as close as I am going to get to riding one of these things myself this trip however being on the back with someone else driving is a complete buzz! Love it!